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2008-09-18 00:00:30

The new vaccination for girls against cervical cancer has been welcomed by Swansea East AM Val Lloyd. In the next few weeks girls aged 12 and 13 will receive their first dose of the new human papillona virus (HPV) vaccine, which protects them from two viruses that cause around 70 per cent of cervical cancers. The Assembly Government said Swansea would lead the national roll-out of the vaccine. Val Lloyd, who urges every girl in year eight to take advantage of the programme, said: "I am...

2008-09-17 16:51:33

SCHOOLGIRLS in Bridgend will start to receive a cervical cancer vaccine next month. The programme against the human papilloma virus will be rolled out to 12 and 13-year-old girls at secondary schools in the borough. The HPV vaccine - which requires three jabs - protects against two strains of the virus which cause the majority of cases of cervical cancer. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust will provide the new HPV vaccine in schools through the school health nursing service....

2008-09-16 21:00:29

By Mark Branagan Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust is taking part in a national immunisation programme by offering the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to girls aged 12 and 13 through the local school nursing service. The vaccine will be administered to 1,271 Year 8 girls in all secondary schools, independent schools and special educational units across Hull in the first year. A catch-up programme for young women up to the age of 18 will also begin this year through a number of GP...

2008-09-15 06:00:00

By Catherine Vonledebur, HEALTH REPORTER Health chiefs in Coventry are launching a vaccination programme to protect 2,000 girls against the main cervical cancer virus. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) programme is being launched in secondary schools city wide this autumn as the new school term starts. All 12 and 13-year-old girls in Year 8 in Coventry are to be vaccinated against HPV, which causes most types of cervical cancer. A two-year catch-up vaccination campaign starting in...

2008-09-13 00:00:05

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the use of the cervical vaccine Gardasil for the prevention of vaginal and vulvar cancers. "There is now strong evidence showing that this vaccine can help prevent vulvar and vaginal cancers due to the same viruses for which it also helps protect against cervical cancer," Dr. Jesse L. Goodman, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said Friday in a statement. "While vulvar and vaginal cancers are rare, the...

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2008-09-09 16:20:00

A study by researchers in Italy has found that a new cervical cancer test is more accurate than conventional pap smears at detecting dangerous pre-cancerous lesions. The new test includes a combination of the traditional test for the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes most cervical cancers, and another test that indicates the presence of a specific cancer-causing activity in cells, said Guglielmo Ronco, who led the study. "This simple test for a protein called P16INK4A provided a...

2008-09-07 00:00:21

THE COLUMNISTS From this school term, a cervical cancer vaccination will be offered to all Year-Eight schoolgirls. The Cervarix vaccine is designed to protect them from the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that causes most cases of cervical cancer. Allison Pearson in the 'Daily Mail' is all for this jab. "Jade Goody says her cervical cancer went undiagnosed ... doctors sent her away with painkillers for period pain .... Let it be a cautionary tale for all women....

2008-09-05 18:00:26

THE first mass vaccination campaign against a form of cancer will be rolled out to 12 and 13-year-old girls this month. Year eight girls across South Wales will be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes the majority of cases of cervical cancer. But experts said the jab will not replace the cervical cancer screening programme for women aged 20 to 64. The jab will initially only be given to year eight girls, but a two-year catch-up vaccination campaign is due...

2008-09-04 21:00:36

By Kate O'Hara Social networking sites have already been targeted to encourage girls to have the jab, which helps protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes the majority of cervical cancer cases.Primary care trusts across Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford and Airedale, Sheffield and Hull, will join the rest of the country when they start vaccinating pupils aged 12 and 13 (Year 8) from this week onwards, and around 300,000 girls will receive the jab in England alone.By July...

2008-09-04 18:00:32

THE campaign to vaccinate young girls against a virus that causes cervical cancer starts on Merseyside today Health chiefs said it could cut cases of cervical cancer in the region by nearly three- quarters. In Knowsley, which currently has the third highest incidence rate of cervical cancer in the north west, Dr Diana Forrest, Director of Public Health, said: "New cases have been falling for years thanks to the national cervical cancer screening programme." The HPV vaccine will protect...


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